James Anderson Injury Update: Veteran English fast bowler re-injured his right calf while bowling his fourth over against Australia.
During the first Test of the ongoing 2019 Ashes series between England and Australia at Edgbaston, veteran England fast bowler James Anderson experienced tightness in his right calf which forced him to walk-off from the ground after bowling his fourth over.
While the 37-year old cricketer did return to the field, he didn’t bowl a single over. Soon afterwards, Anderson against left the field amidst clouds over his availability for the rest of the match and the series.
Having opened the bowling with Stuart Broad, Anderson conceded a lone run in the four overs that he bowled. Having bowled three maidens with the new ball, Anderson didn’t allow the Australian opening batsmen to open their arms.
It is worth mentioning that Anderson had injured his right calf while playing for Lancashire against Durham last month. It was the same injury which kept him out of the one-off Test against Ireland.
James Anderson Injury Update
England team management have made public that Anderson will undergo a scan on his right calf today. If the scan shows any tear in his calf, expect him to miss at least a couple of Test matches.
If Anderson misses out, England’s bowling attack will comprise of Broad, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali. If required, captain Joe Root will have to introduce himself into the attack or bowl some overs from opening batsman Joe Denly.
How Twitter reacted on Anderson’s injury:
Anderson has gone for a scan on his right calf. I understand it is in a different part of his calf from his original injury. Worrying times for England.
— Nick Hoult (@NHoultCricket) August 1, 2019
This would be a real blow. Hope he’s ok love watching Jimmy bowl, and the contest between he & the Aussie batters.
— Trent Copeland (@copes9) August 1, 2019
Something by way of an update on James Anderson:
Has tightness to his right calf – same one he injured against Durham on July 2 that kept him out till this match.
— Vithushan Ehantharajah (@Vitu_E) August 1, 2019
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